An ark file extension is related to the ARC File Archiver a data compression utility. An ark file stores archive file created by the CPM/Port of ARC File Archiver.
There is one other file type using
the ARK file extension!
.ark - OpenBook document
Software that works with ark file extension
ARK file extension - ARC File Archiver CPM/Port archive
What is ark file? How to open ark files?
File type specification:
The ark file extension is related to ARC, a lossless data compression and archival format by System Enhancement Associates (SEA). It was very popular during the early days of networked BBS.
The file format and the program were both called ARC.
The ARC program essentially made obsolete the use of combinations of the SQ program to compress files and the LU program to create .LBR archives by combining the functions of both compression and archiving into a single program.
ARC compresses multiple files into one - but unlike ZIP, not entire directory trees. The arc format was the subject of quite a bit of controversy in the 1980s - an important event in the open source debate.
This ark file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.
This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.
The default software associated to ark file type:
Company or developer:
FreeArc is a multi-platform archiving application with GUI as well as with console commands. Main advantage of FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.
List of software applications associated to the .ark file extension
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